The student rep system is a partnership between the university and the students’ union. It enables students to have a voice within the university. Student Reps play a vital role in representing students and enhancing the university experience at Sheffield Hallam. Being a Student Rep is a professional role which can help students to develop new skills, whilst making a difference.
A Course Rep’s role is to:
- Work in partnership with university staff to enhance the student learning experience.
- Participate in decision-making about the student experience.
- Represent the views of students on their course.
- Be a link between students and the university, and between students and the students’ union.
To do this, Course Reps are expected to:
- Participate in Student Rep training offered to them by the Students’ Union and / or University.
- Gather feedback from the students on their course. This should include what is going well, as well as any problems and suggestions for improvement.
- Communicate feedback to course staff.
- Participate in relevant meetings, discussions and decision-making processes.
- Report back to fellow students on responses to feedback and any changes made.
- Feed back issues to faculty reps and to the students’ union.
- Feed back at a faculty and university level wherever possible.
A copy of the Course Rep Handbook is available here.